SM.a.r.t has watched while the vast majority of the “vested interests” in Santa Monica have uniformly decided to oppose Measure LV, which is on the November ballot in Santa Monica. We looked at the position taken by an organization entitled Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). They declared opposition to the Residocracy-crafted Land … Continue reading CLUELESS IN SANTA MONICA 


Macro Problems & Micro Planning Put City’s Future At Risk

Santa Monica’s Downtown is unique in that it is contained on three sides with cliffs to the west, deep canyon to the north and the Santa Monica Freeway to the south. This limits access to and from the center of our City. Since most major arteries terminate in Downtown, there are few ways for residents … Continue reading Macro Problems & Micro Planning Put City’s Future At Risk

The Soul of Wilshire Boulevard

I was surprised to read an article recently that stated Wilshire Boulevard was in desperate need of height and density. According to the author, it is not a “complete street” and needs “appropriate development”. His interpretation of Santa Monica’s LUCE envisions three- to five-story buildings stacked from the east end of Wilshire into downtown. According … Continue reading The Soul of Wilshire Boulevard